The aim is simple, the task probably not: two people attempt to write and record an album, in one year, while holding down full-time jobs - a process we are now calling ‘Tunelighting’. Can it be done? In this podcast series, friends Jack Edwards and Rob Wreglesworth will document their journey from day one - where they have no band name, no songs and no idea where to start - to day 365, where they will (hopefully) have a completed musical record. Each episode will cover a different subject related to recording music at home, sharing tips, insights and lessons learned along the way. The hope is that this podcast can act as a template for anyone else who wants to try Tunelighting! The podcast is brought to you by MusiciansHQ.com
In this episode, Jack and Rob are talking about lyrics, what they like about lyrics in music and how they might approach it in the Tunelighting project. The episode starts with the hosts playing each other progress on the track 545454 which was previewed on last weeks show, and it turns out they have both taken it in quite different directions!Please subscribe if you haven't already and reach out to us on social media @tunelighting
Collaborating in real time - Trying to progress one of our track 'live on air'
In this week's episode, Rob introduces a song he has been working on for the album but has hit a brick wall with! After breaking it down so far Jack offers some ideas on how it might progress from to a completed track. Many apologies for the poor audio quality for the first half of the episode due to Rob's 'malfunctioning' (he forgot to turn it on!) mic.Thanks to everyone that has listened so far, and to everyone that has sent kind messages in it means a lot!Find us @tunelighting on social media
Vocals!?! (Part 2) - With Vocal Coach Mary Zimmer (VoiceHacks)
After realizing they don't really know where to start with vocals on the album, this week Jack and Rob look for some expert advice on vocals. That expert advice comes from vocal coach Mary Zimmer who has the Youtube channel VoiceHacks. We chat about where to start, being realistic with what can be achieved in a short time, and how to build a vocal booth in a closet!If you want to find Mary her youtube channel is VoiceHacks or you can email about lessons to email@example.com
Vocals!?! (Part 1)
Despite making good progress with the demos, Jack and Rob feel like they have hit a bit of a wall. They know they want to include vocals but neither of them considers themselves a 'natural' singer (whatever that means!). In this episode, the hosts discuss why they want to include vocals, what vocals and lyrics can add to music, and inventive ways they might approach the problem. Thanks to everyone who has listened so far. Please keep writing in and letting us know. Especially if you are writing and recording your own stuff as we would love to share it. firstname.lastname@example.org
Breaking Down One Of Our Demos
After receiving multiple requests to stop talking and play some more actual music (fair enough!), in this episode Jack and Rob decided to take a look at one of the tracks they have been working on for the album. Jack talks through how he approached this track and how it progressed, from messing around with synth sounds to the final structure.For more music clips and album progress, you can now follow the band @thebeartax on Instagram or you can also follow the podcast on social media @tunelighting. Any questions or comments feel free to email email@example.com
The Search For Wabi Sabi
In this episode, Jack and Rob discuss thoughts they've been having around using sampled instruments vs recording their own. Does it make a difference to the sound or can nobody even tell? Or perhaps it is simply about how the artist feels when they don't create all the sounds themselves? All this is discussed ending with a quiz to see if Jack can tell the difference between tracks with live and programmed drums. Email us with questions or episode ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. And find us on all social media @tunelighting.
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Really enjoying the podcast so far. Cant wait to see what music you make!
Also love the broad range of trivia... from Led Zeplin to Liberty X